Flowering houseplant update

The flowers on my cymbidium are now starting to open – greenish yellow with dark spots (getting yellower as the petals flare outwards). And I see that my clivia has a new flower stem developing – interesting, as the old stem has only died back fully over the last week.

Cymbidium flowers are waxy and are carried on sturdy, arching stems

Feeding plants when they are in flower is not a good idea, as it can cause them to abort their flowers. I’ll start feeding both once flowering is finished, by which time we should be well into spring and new growth will be strong.

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